Angel Pagan will be a Giant for the entirety of Obama’s second term. And pretty cheap, by MLB standards. The center fielder has agreed in principal to a 4/$40 million contract that keeps him roaming the deep alleys of AT&T Park through 2016.
The contract shakes out like this: 7/9/9/10 with a $5 million bonus that alone eclipses the $4.85 million Pagan earned in 2012. That may explain this picture:
Pagan was set to hit free agency and being courted by the Philadelphia Phillies. When the Phils declined to offer a fifth year, No. 16 made the easy decision to stay in the Bay.
I love the contract. I don’t think it’s a case of World-Series-hangover-pay-everyone-like-their-heroes. With contract inflation and the price some team will pay for Michael Bourn, welcome back Angel! Here’s the reaction from the rest of the blogosphere, ranging from national writers to our very own lovable Twitter fiends.
Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron): I’m not thrilled with the contract when looked at out of c...